If you’re like most makeup-loving women out there, then you’ve probably seen almost all the videos of beauty bloggers and vloggers or professional makeup artists like Angie Byboth. But no matter how much much time we spend on their videos, our work just never comes out as good as those of the pros. Although it’s a given that they may have spent most of their adult years perfecting the craft, we also cannot avoid thinking that they may have been blessed with a talent in makeup.
A lot of people wear a full face make up every day, but most of them are not satisfied with the results of their work. From learning your skin tone to perfecting winged eyeliner, here are some makeup tips to help you look dashing all day every day:
Invest in Good Tools
What are makeup skills without tools? One of the most important parts of doing makeup is the little helpers that you use as you apply your products. Although they may not pose as much importance as the actual foundation and eye shadows, these tools will help with the little details of your look, including your eyeliner, eye shadow, lip, and blush brush. If you’re still starting, you’ll have to start working with the most essential tools in makeup, namely: lip, precision angle, blush, powder, concealer, small blending and flat eye shadow brushes. The next thing is to learn how to properly hold them so you can gain control over the application of the products.
Pick the Right Foundation Shade
People usually look at their face’s complexion to pick out the perfect foundation shade for them. However, experts have thrown this idea to the trash and instead, suggested the perfect way to pick the right shade. According to makeup artists, the best way of knowing your shade is by looking at your chest’s complexion.
The best way to do it is to take a photograph of yourself in a well-lit area – whether outside or by the window. Don’t use flash as this can brighten up the picture and you’ll end up with a wrong shade. It’s also important to make sure that your foundation matches your skin in broad daylight or else, your face will just look disconnected from the rest of your body.
Match Your Eyeliner With the Shape of Your Eyes
While anyone can wear eyeliner, it’s important to be able to know the shape of your eyes. Your eyeliner should be drawn to match your eye shape. Otherwise, your eyes will be just out of proportion.
Drawing your eyeliner wings to high can significantly change your eye shape. Bringing it too low would also make your eyes look too droopy. The best way to apply eyeliner is to do it with your eyes open, this way, you’ll get to see the lines you’re creating and make sure that they’re making your eyes pop.
Pick a Soft Shade for Your Brows
Your brows can have a big impact on your whole makeup look which is why you have to do it right. Pick a shade that’s closest to your hair. As a good rule of thumb, brunettes should choose an eyebrow shade that’s one or two shades lighter than their current hair color. Blondes, on the other hand, should choose shades that are the same or one shade darker than their hair.
Eyeshadow Placement is Important to Enlarge Your Eyes
They say that the eyes are the windows to your soul. Proper eyeshadow placement will give your eyes the pop it needs. Generally, people with smaller eyes should avoid using dark-colored shades on the waterline or the lids as these colors will only make their eyes look even smaller. Experts recommend using a light color on the inner corners of the eye and using a nude-colored pencil on the inner rims. This will help open up your eyes and create a fake wide-eyed look.